Center for Extended Care at Amherst is in Amherst, Massachusetts. This is a subpar nursing home, with an overall grade of D. As far as we can see, we would struggle to recommend this facility. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Center for Extended Care at Amherst
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B- for long-term care. This score is more respectable than its overall grade. Long-term care ratings are essential for prospective residents looking for personal care. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. We were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 87.352936 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
We awarded this nursing home a grade of C for our inspections rating. This score is more respectable than the facility's overall grade. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility had 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This indicates that inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to present an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. Short-term care grades are typically used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we looked at was nursing. For this category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. When computing our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Center for Extended Care at Amherst Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 1.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 91.63% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Center for Extended Care at Amherst, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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